Police in Katori, Chiba Prefecture, said Sunday that they have arrested two men over the hit-and-run death of a 62-year-old man.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 10:45 p.m. Saturday. Fuji TV reported that a passerby found the man's body and called 119. He was taken to hospital where he was confirmed dead.
The victim was identified as Masao Nozaki who lived nearby. His cell phone and other personal items were found scattered about at the scene.
Police said Nozaki was first hit by a truck driven by a Naoshi Watanabe, 31, and then by a car driven by a Hiroki Abiru, 23. The men, who do not know each other, both said they panicked and kept going.
The road where Nozaki was hit is narrow and poorly lit.© Japan Today